Today, Subaru of Utica joined with Subaru of America, Inc. and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate blankets and messages of hope to patients fighting cancer at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center.

“In 2022, our Outpatient Infusion Unit provided more than 13,500 treatments to members of our community,” said Cindy Christian, RN, BSN, executive director of the MVHS Cancer Center. “We are very thankful for this wonderful donation from Subaru and the LLS. The blankets are going to make such a difference for our patients.”

Chris Cardello, sales manager at Subaru of Utica, was pleased to once again coordinate this effort locally.

“I have been surrounded by cancer my whole life with a number of family members so when Subaru offered me an opportunity to get involved with “Subaru Loves to Care” I saw it as a great way to give back,” Cardello said. “From past experiences, I know that patients receiving chemotherapy often fight the chills while receiving treatment. Subaru of Utica was grateful to be able to donate warm blankets to help provide an extra layer of comfort to patients at MVHS.”

Donations made to the Cancer Center are coordinated through the MVHS Foundation. If you are interested in learning how you can make a difference, call the MVHS Foundation at 315-624-5600 or visit

Left to Right: Debbie Wainwright of the MVHS Foundation; Jarred Kraszewski, Subaru sales; Bailey Haddad, business manager of Subaru; Dominique Miller, MVHS care attendant; Addison Green of MVHS, Jaimie Craig, MVHS RN; Lynn Entwistle, MVHS RN; Chris Wittman, MVHS care attendant; Destini Martinez, Parts at Subaru; Michele Adams of MVHS Foundation; Chris Cardello, Subaru Sales Manager; and Brenda Plummer, RN, OCN at MVHS.